if in fact on monday, he says the who, what, where and why, perhaps the american people can rally behind him. >> kristin, why now? shouldn't he have done this a few weeks ago? >> well, i always felt that he he should have, you know, the day that he decided to do this he should have given us the speech from the oval announcing. announcing what the mission was, what we were doing, how long it was going to last, be very clear, how it was going to be paid for. he didn't do it and now i think he's felt the pressure that people want him to come out and identify what's going on here. he's responding to that and probably feels now that maybe he has good news to report. you know, he can make some claims that things are going the way they would would hope they would go and handed off to n.a.t.o. >> some information on the ground perhaps we haven't reported yet. robert, the final word. what does he need to say. >> again, why we're there.